ON THE ROAD at Bishop Museum (Honolulu, HI) – Textured Lives: Japanese Immigrant Clothing from the Plantations of Hawai`i
August 18 - October 15, 2012
The experiences of early Issei in Hawai`i are revealed and illuminated through exquisite examples of kimono adapted for life and labor on Hawai`i’s plantations. The exhibition interweaves these priceless textiles from the National Museum’s Permanent Collection with rare oral histories and moving images, photographs, and expert video commentary by scholar Barbara Kawakami.
Textured Lives premiered at the Japanese American National Museum in 2010 with generous support from the Hiroaki, Elaine and Lawrence Kono Foundation.
The Bishop Museum presents Textured Lives in coordination with their ongoing Tradition and Transition: Stories of Hawai‘i Immigrants exhibition.
For more information about this presentation, visit http://bishopmuseum.org/ or call 808.847.3511.
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817